Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lorde - With Outtakes


we tried "Team" but we don't know it very well and the choreography was a fail. The result is a little funny - - if you're my mom. 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mah Boo Bastille


Because lately I am indulging my fantasies of becoming a professional lip-syncer.
It is fabulous, having one's own blog, isn't it?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

George Michael

If you make it through, say, 45 seconds of this video you should be given some kind of reward.

Oh, and it's water in the princess cup. Promise.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Mah Blog

If I were posting on here, I would have made a few more vitriolic statements about my vile disgust for spanking. But I wasn't. I think I did a fairly decent job of gilding my disdain.

Sharon Steele As it seems that this discussion is coming to a close, I will thank you all for a thoughtful discourse. For us, parenthood has been a constant evaluation and reevaluation of what is working and what is broken. This article reinforced my firm resolve that corporal punishment is an outdated form of discipline. Would we spank an Altzheimer's patient for wandering? Never. Why? Because our elderly have an intrinsic right to feel safe. Our children are entitled to the same respect. It seems to me that in an effort to go back to a simpler time (larger families, backyard gardens, bike riding, drinking from the hose, etc. ) we have thrown the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. We know so much more about the psyche and the dignity of the human person now. Is the objective in parenting solely "obedience?" If so, spank on. I am quite sure that spanking will produce obedient children. If the objective is a deference out of respect and love? There are other ways to achieve that end.

Friday, May 2, 2014

What it is to be Ben...

Today my eldest son is 13. Let me profile the things I know about him.

Ben is sophisticated
 Ben is mature
 Ben is serious
and he makes me a better person every day. My boy. He stole my heart, this one. And he's never given it back.
(Secret: I don't want it anyway.)

Ben's Defunct Blog

Ben's 7 Year-old Birthday Pictures

Monday, April 28, 2014

Our Busted Punnet Square

Grant has the dreamiest brown eyes. And lots of eyelashes.

(spoiler: he is a major babe.)

When it came to having babies, I thought I would be the sole owner of blue eyes in the family, because recessive traits, and all. So imagine our surprise (or maybe that's a little pride - genetically high-fiving myself right now) when we ended up with only 1 brown eyed child, 3 with eyes the color of the sky, and 1 whose eyes are so lovely and indescribable that words do not suffice.

Check them out:

And it doesn't hurt that she is one of the nicest people I've ever met, either.
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